Look at the newspaper ad. Is this a linear function? If not, explain why not. If it is, define an input variable, define an output variable, and write the linear equation using (which relates) the two variables. What else can you say about the relationship here?

# Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 18

## Visualizing Prime Factorizations Using Blocks – Adamson

Here’s what Jim Adamson Shared The poster he makes in class showing the numbers represented using colored blocks is here: https://twitter.com/GlenviewMath/status/567824932098465792 The worksheet is here: https://twitter.com/GlenviewMath/status/567844234700726272 This is useful in helping students think multiplicatively, about prime factorizations, and simplifying fractions.

Feb 17

## Order of Operations and Line Gem Games

Here are two fun online games. Order of Operations Game This teaches the (yep) order of operations. You click the next operation. You don’t actually do the arithmetic. http://bit.ly/1AiI1qd Integer version (has negatives) http://bit.ly/1zlVGdw Line Gem Game Teaches linear functions. – Y = MX + B http://funbasedlearning.com/algebra/graphing/lines/default.htm

Feb 03

## “Late Delivery” game is fun for introducing evaluating expressions (EE)

We have the CCSSM Expressions and Equations (EE) standard in grades 6, 7, and 8. The “Late Delivery” game is fun for introducing evaluating expressions. It relates to 6.EE1 and 6.EE.6. It is a shockwave game, so it may not run on an iPad. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/mathsfile/shockwave/games/postie.html